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Pope Francis named two Palestinian women as saints on May 17, in a ceremony in Saint Peter's Square just days after the Vatican formalised its de facto recognition of the State of Palestine
The number of Americans who don't affiliate with a particular religion has grown to 56 million in recent years, making the faith group researchers call "nones" the second-largest in total numbers behind evangelicals, according to a Pew Research Center study released May 12
Austria will turn the clock back a century if it approves a draft law on Islam scheduled to be voted on in Austria’s parliament on Feb. 25, Turkey’s top cleric has suggested.
Pope Francis is planning to visit Cuba in September as part of a trip that will also take him to the United States, the Vatican announced on April 17
Pope Francis has sent Catholic clergy a powerful reminder of their duty to stamp out sexual abuse of children by priests, warning that they must never let a fear of scandal lead to cover-ups.
Turkey has summoned the Vatican's ambassador in Ankara over the Pope's comments on the mass deportation of Armenians
Turkey’s top cleric has said Islamophobia has been “turned into an industry” across the world to “spread fear.”
All religions, beliefs and cultures are intertwined, Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate head Mehmet Görmez said
Downloading pirated software and books on the Internet is not permissible in Islam, the Diyanet has stated
Orthodox Christians celebrated Easter with masses in churches across Turkey and the world April 12, commemorating the day followers believe Jesus was resurrected 2,000 years ago.
Masses of cheering believers in the Philippines turned out to bid farewell to Pope Francis Jan. 19, a fitting end to a week in Asia that saw him draw record crowds and campaign relentlessly for the poor.
Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) has released a fatwa stating that usage of toilet paper is permissible within Islam, though it emphasized that water should be the primary source of cleansing.
Pope Francis drew a record six million people as he celebrated mass in the rain-swept Philippine capital Jan. 18, a triumphant finale to an Asian tour in which he championed the plight of the poor.
In an Easter peace wish, Pope Francis on April 5 praised the framework nuclear agreement with Iran as an opportunity to make the world safer, while expressing deep worry about bloodshed in Libya, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa.
Former Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet) head Ali Bardakoğlu has accused some members of the Muslim community of contributing to the rise of Islamophobia around the world
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